Reveal names of NPA defaulters: CPI asks govt

 CPI on Thursday asked the government to reveal the names of defaulters, especially the corporate houses, responsible for a large chunk of about Rs 2.60 lakh crore worth of unpaid bank dues, instead of merely focussing on asking people to give up LPG subsidies.

Five killed in rebel attack in Philippines

 Five people were killed following an attack by leftist rebels on a police station in the Philippines, authorities said Monday.

South Africa prosecution to appeal Oscar Pistorius conviction, sentence
South Africa prosecution to appeal Oscar Pistorius conviction, sentence

South Africa`s state prosecutors will appeal the culpable homicide conviction and five-year jail sentence handed down last week on Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said on Monday.

Prosecution `disappointed` by Oscar Pistorius murder acquittal
Prosecution `disappointed` by Oscar Pistorius murder acquittal

South Africa`s state prosecutors said they were "disappointed" by Oscar Pistorius`s acquittal on murder charges, but will wait before deciding whether to appeal the decision.

Six wounded in Philippine clash with communist rebels

Philippine police and troops have clashed with dozens of communist guerrillas in a remote southern mountain village, leaving six troopers wounded, the military said today.

Police Special Action Force commandos and army troops were patrolling on Talomo mountain outside Davao city on Mindanao island when they encountered at least 30 New People`s Army (NPA) rebels, triggering the gunbattle yesterday.

Top leftist rebel leader caught in Philippines

Security forces arrested a top ranking female leftist rebel leader in the southern Philippines Monday, a military official said Tuesday.

Military officials identified the captured leader of the New People`s Army (NPA) as Mercy B. Maghinay, alias Joyceee, Xinhua reported.

Left rebels take 40 villagers hostage in Philippines

Left rebels have taken around 40 civilians hostage in southern Philippines, officials said Sunday.

Philippine rebels stage attack just before Christmas truce

Communist insurgents in the southern Philippines torched three taxis barely an hour before their 48-hour Christmas truce took effect, police said Tuesday.

Emphasise on morality during IPS officers’ training to check corruption: Parliamentary panel

Special emphasis should be laid on ethical values and morality during training of fresh IPS recruits to fight the malaise of corruption in public life, a parliamentary panel has said.

S Africa: Murder charges against miners withdrawn

The National Prosecuting Authority said that it would lay murder charges against the miners once all investigations into the matter are completed.

S Africa: Zuma refuses to release 270 mine workers

On August 16, South African police opened fire on striking workers gathered on a hill near Lonmin’s Marikana mine.

NPA restored for govt doctors in Nagaland

The Nagaland government has approved
non-practicing allowance (NPA) to government doctors but
resolved to take disciplinary action if any one was found
to be practising in private while simultaneously enjoying the

ABN Amro Bank NPAs shoot up near three times in FY`09

The India arm of global lender ABN Amro Bank, whose retail business is reported to be on the block, has recorded a near three-fold growth in bad loans during 2008-09.